David Boren Lackey Named Interim OU President…

Late last night while you were probably sleeping or drunk texting, the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents announced that law school dean – and former David Boren staffer – Joseph Harroz, Jr. drew the short stick and will be the school’s new interim president.

In his new role, Harroz will more than likely…

A) Help the university rebuild and regroup after Jim Gallogly’s 10-month reign of terror.

B) Work to rebuild trust with students, faculty and alumni.

C) Try to figure out a way to halt, cover up or brush under the rug the university’s investigation into David Boren’s sexual misconduct allegations.

Here are more details via Tulsa World:

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This weekend you can watch butterflies get their asses kicked, get real buzzed one ounce at a time and experience time travel all the way back to 1990.

Cal’s Corner: Inside OU’s Ongoing Soap Opera

For the better part of a year, a relentless drama has played out at The University of Oklahoma. Salacious allegations of sexual misconduct against former OU President David Boren. An investigatory expose that makes the Trump-Russia dossier look rudimentary, by comparison. Boren’s resignation and replacement by business tycoon, wealthy OU alum and donor James Gallogly. Gallogly’s unbreakable streak of headline-creating guffaws, as he endeavored to erase Boren’s legacy. And, now, Gallogly has resigned.

We’ve all seen the headlines, but what’s really going on behind the scenes and beneath the surface?

How in the world did this S.N.A.F.U. (Situation Normal, All Fucked Up) ever get to this point — with so much damage imposed on so many; supported by so little evidence; offered by such questionable characters; and paid for by you and me, the also-victimized tax payers?

What follows is my answer to those questions. And when all this peters out, my version will be closer to the truth than most.

Measles returns to Oklahoma! Congrats Anti-Vaxers!

I’ve sat at this computer for over an hour attempting to find the right speck of sugar to make this medicine go down. Then again, if people would have taken their medicine in the first place, maybe we wouldn’t have to be in such a shit predicament. That’s right, ladies and gents – measles are back in Oklahoma.

Via KFOR:

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Okmulgee County Health Department have confirmed the case of measles in Okmulgee County.

Based on collected information about the measles case during the time the patient was contagious, public health officials want to alert anyone who visited Saint Francis Glenpool emergency room, May 11, from 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. about potential exposure to the measles virus.

There are a couple of ways to look at this story, and it depends on if you’re pro or anti-vaccine. As a result, and in the name of fairness, I decided to look at it from both sides…

Drunk Red Dog Dancer Arrested For Hitting Boss In Face With Billiards Ball

Here in a few weeks, a new documentary about the Red Dog Cafe – or Saloon, I’m not sure what it’s called anymore – will make its debut at the DeadCenter Film Festival.

I haven’t seen the movie, but it apparently focuses on the club’s rise during the 1970s oil boom, the colorful characters who worked there, and all the cool diseases they passed around.

If they ever film a sequel, this may be a fun story to include.

Via KOKH FOX 25:

26-year-old Ashley Priola is accused of throwing billiard balls at her former boss after getting fired for showing up to work intoxicated according to police.

Police said they were called to Red Dog Saloon for an assault after an employee was fired and had hit the manager with a billiard ball.

When officer arrived they were told Priola had gone the convenience store in the back room. Police retrieved Priola and brought her back to the scene.

I, admittedly, haven’t been to Red Dog since I took Louis there for his legendary food review about the club’s spectacular and now defunct kitchen, but when did they get a convenience store in the back? This takes On Cue’s expansion across the metro a bit too far.

Here’s more:

AMC Memorial Square 8 Theatres: The Best Job I Ever Deserved to Lose

Most of us have been lucky enough to have had that one magically clichéd summer job that, looking back on it now, probably could’ve been the basis for a coming-of-age teen comedy some years later if we had made the right connections instead of just fucking off at work.

For me, it was the AMC Memorial Square 8 Theatres, long since destroyed to make way for a Super Target, I believe. A classically partitioned eight-screen movie-house, it was surrounded by a Black Eyed Pea and a Christian book store; it was also my first job since quitting the Belle Isle Library as a wanton high-school senior. I mean, going into college soon, I felt like I needed a job with a bit more of a future—after all, eight-plex movie theaters weren’t going anywhere anytime soon, right?

Frontier City Brings New Thrill Ride To Downtown OKC…

In case you missed it, Frontier City launched its new thrill ride – The Devon Tower Screamer – yesterday morning in downtown Oklahoma City.

The ride joins the Silver Bullet in the theme park’s new “Terror in Real Life” adventure series, and gives thrill-seekers of all ages the chance to experience the sensation of facing certain death while trapped inside a swinging, out-of-control lift basket high above the Oklahoma City skyline.

It also comes with a complimentary fire department rescue.

The inaugural ride, which was taken by couple of professional window washers, captivated viewers from around the globe and made national news: